As you may know, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has recently announced that it will be working with the Ministry of Health to explore options regarding the future of Regina Pioneer Village (RPV) and long-term care services.

Employer representatives requested a conference call with your Union representatives to outline their plans, which include a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to explore “innovative approaches to assist with addressing long-term care needs in Regina”. More specifically, the Employer is looking at four potential outcomes:

  1. Maintenance and remediation of existing building (RPV).
  2. Potential construction of a new facility.
  3. Assessing alternative long-term partnerships.
  4. Looking at new ways of providing services with other SHA long-term care facilities, including affiliates.

The Employer claims the REOI is an “information gathering exercise” and no decisions have yet been made about the future of RPV.

Your Union is very concerned that the SHA may consider public-private partnerships (P3) as a solution to the structural issues facing RPV and meeting long-term care needs.

CUPE will be making a submission to REOI to promote public solutions that protect our members’ job security and livelihoods. Your Union will issue updates as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, by calling or texting, RPV Union representatives Val Kinzel at (306)550-8774 or Colleen Rempel at (306)737-2169 or the Local 5430 Office at (306)757-7928.

In Solidarity,

Scott McDonald

General Vice-President, CUPE Local 5430, Region 3